100 Man Fight - The Judd Reid Story

100 Man Fight - The Judd Reid Story

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Melbourne boy Judd Reid is the real-life karate kid. In 1990, aged 17, he was selected from a St Kilda karate dojo to go to Tokyo, Japan to train under his idol and the legendary founder of Kyokushin karate, Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. One thousand days later, he became the first foreigner to graduate from the notoriously tough uchi-deshi (live-in student) program. His life from then on has been one of the kind usually only found in movies. In 2011, a year after winning the WKO World Heavyweight Championship, Reid was invited to attempt the 100-man kumite, also known as the 100-man fight. Pioneered by Sosai Oyama in the 1950s, it is an event steeped in tradition where a karateka attempts to battle 100 Black-belts consecutively for 90-second rounds, taking almost 3.5 hours to complete. Few people have ever tried, let alone finished, what’s considered the toughest mental and physical challenge in martial arts. Yet at 40 years old, Reid conditioned himself as never before and stepped onto the mats of Japan’s Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium before an invitation-only crowd of karate elders, family, friends and the opposing fighters, to join the list of fewer than 20 fighters who have passed full-contact karate’s ultimate test.
Released to great acclaim from the martial arts community in 2013, the film documents Reid’s incredible journey from karate beginner in Melbourne, Australia to living and training in Japan and then studying, teaching and fighting all over the world. Having won some of the most elite tournaments over more than two decades, Reid shares his training and preparation for the 100-man fight, offering an unmissable insight into a modern-day warrior
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